Antonio Fazio [ɑ̃.tɔ.njo fà.tsio] (b.1984) aka "Ato" is a multi-disciplinary designer originally from Italy but born and raised in Switzerland.

He has studied Graphic Design and Typography at Eracom in Lausanne, Switzerland and graduated with honors in 2010.
He started his career in Brooklyn, NY as a Footwear Designer intern in The KDU (The Keystone Design Union) office with a big project for the Chinese sportswear brand 361°. He worked later as a Graphic Designer for various design studios but he soon realized that his abilities would lead him to work on multiple dimensions.

In 2011, famous Swiss watch brand Swatch hired him as a Concept & Product Designer which jumpstarted his career. He was responsible of developing new design concepts, product lines, new materials, graphics and patterns for the annual collections.
During this period, he polished his skills and gained a solid experience in Product Design. He became an important element of one the most important project in the brand history, the Sistem51 for which he is the inventor of 7 patents for its revolutionary automatic watch movement.

In 2014, he became a freelancer and keeps working on various projects and also with other Swiss watch brands such as Eterna for which he has been involved in the brand reborn at the BaselWorld Watch Fair in 2015. He worked on new concepts, designs and also on the general product strategy. The New Super KonTiki & the Adventic GMT are two major accomplishments of this collaboration.

In 2016, he co-founded Manifacto and was in charge of the design development. 
Manifacto was specialized in designing and manufacturing timepieces, jewelry and accessories for fashion and lifestyle brands with a worldwide network of sustainable suppliers.

From 2016 to 2018, he lectured Product and Graphic Design at Strate, School of Design in Paris.

Expert in Graphic Design and Printing operations, Antonio has a high sense of style and color and gained a solid experience in Product Design. The various professional positions he held gives him the expertise in researching new materials, innovative technologies and the knowledge of several processes in industrial production.

His work is a perfect example of multidimensional thinking.


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